Week 7’s NFL All-Stars

By Rhys Knott

There were some surprising results in the NFL this week and those results were driven by some surprising stars.

Week 7's All-Star Quarterback

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It could have been Kirk Cousins after he dissected the 49ers defense on Mondy Night, but the most outstanding QB this week was definitely Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes threw 4 touchdown passes as he racked up 424 yards against divisional rivals the Chargers. 

Mahomes has a very good record against the Chargers, he’s won 8 of his 10 games against them. But the 424 yards was a new high against them. But he hadn’t thrown 4 touchdowns against them since 2018. He did throw an interception, but his 129.5 passer rating was his highest against a team he rarely has any trouble beating. 

Week 7's All-Star Running Back

D’Onta Foreman didn’t lead running backs in yards this week, but he did score two rushing touchdowns. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry. And he caught a touchdown pass as he gained 31 receiving yards on just three catches. Foreman’s 19 touches were a season high and his return to form is very timely with Khalil Herbert out for a few more weeks. He ended the game with 120 yards from scrimmage and 6.3 yards per touch. 

Week 7's All-star wide receivers

Puka Nacua 

The rookie is back at it. There was concern when Cooper Kupp returned that Nacua might not see the opportunities, he garnered earlier in the season, but you can’t keep a good man down. The Rams rookie recorded his fourth game with more than 100 receiving yards in just his seventh professional game. He averaged 19.3 yards on his 8 receptions. The NFL record for receiving yards by a rookie was set in 1960 by Bill Groman of the Houston Oilers, Nacua is already over halfway there with 10 games remaining. 

AJ Brown

The veteran did it again. Did what again? He racked up more than 127 receiving yards for the fifth consecutive game. His 10 catches against the Dolphins were a season high and he caught his first touchdown pass since Week 4. 

Josh Palmer

The Chargers might have been on the receiving end of Patrick Mahomes’ talent this week but that didn’t stop Joshua Palmer demonstrating his. Palmer averaged a whopping 26.6 yards per catch as he hauled in 5 catches for 133 yards!  

Week 7's All-star tight end

Travis Kelce proved once again that every tight end should be dating a musical superstar if they really want to unleash their true potential. The Chiefs tight end led all pass catchers in the league with 179 yards this week. That was the most he’s notched up in a single game since 2021 against, yep, you’ve guessed it, the Chargers. He brought in 12 of 13 targets and added a touchdown just for good measure. 

week 7's all-star d/st

Cleveland Browns D/ST 

This should really just be Myles Garrett. He rattled up two of the fastest sacks of the week, he also made 9 total tackles and a tackle for a loss. Garrett forced two fumbles as the Browns created 4 turnovers. As if that wasn’t enough Garrett even blocked a field goal attempt. Despite the Browns scoring 27 points in the first half, they would only go on to win the game by a single point, 39-38. If Garrett hadn’t been in full superhero mode, they would have crumbled to defeat in the face of the Colts resurgence. 



Rhys has been watching the NFL for 30 something years and still hasn’t managed to pick a team to support. When he’s not fixatED on pass rushers you can find him blithering on about most sports on Twitter @wrhys_writes